posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:00 PM
TV rots brains. My old mum used to say that. I believe she was correct.
The vast majority of television is formulaic....and thus boring as hades.
It is used as a propaganda matrix and its uses for indoctrination are limitless.
One could theorize that not only does it brainwash by repetition and demoralization, but in and of itself, the electromagnetic tele waves could be
purposefully utilized by malevolent controllers to affect our brain waves and ultimately overthrow our very minds. I guarantee this: if it is not
being used already, they are trying to find a way to make it work.
Back to the demoralizing bit: take a look at television over any given number of years. The moral integrity never grows...it only further decays. Look
at any long running T.V show. It goes from bad to worse (from a purely moral perspective...not even touching on its formulaic nature). Why do they
want to do this? Debasement. Lower your character, your self-respect, your respect of others and keep your mind on your basest, lowest level instincts
Why? Desensitization. Removing shame from the equation. keeping us occupied with irrelevant and unedifying junk with a constant, unintelligible
gnawing hunger for more. Keep us away from what is important.
Is T.V dumbing us down? I think it is. Morally, spiritually, intellectually and socially. The same can certainly be said for video games and 'much'
of our internet surfing. I think however, the internet is superior and less dangerous in a sense. T.V has only lies. At least you get both the lies
and the truth on the Internet.
That doesn't mean I don't enjoy watching Heroes...or X-Files or anything that gets my interest. I like some of the stuff shown on Discovery or
National Geographic or History Channel...but even so, compared to a book; there is no comparison. T.V should 'supplement' books, not replace
Well, thats my two cents worth.
Peace, Love and Eternal Grooviness